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Kelowna’s Winter Wonder Bar shifting from Jack’s on Bernard to Pretty Not Bad

Kelowna’s Winter Wonder Bar is on the move.

After three years at Jack’s on Bernard, the Salt & Brick Group is moving the holiday-themed initiative to its newest establishment, Pretty Not Bad.

James Addington, owner of Pretty Not Bad, which opened over the summer in the old Bad Tattoo space, says they’re simply mixing it up this year.

“The last three years at Jack’s have been amazing, but we wanted to try to offer a more layered experience and also wanted to give more people the opportunity to enjoy the Winter Wonder Bar experience,” he explained.

<who>Photo Credit: KelownaNow</who>Jack's on Bernard transformed into the Winter Wonder Bar in 2021.

Next Wednesday, Pretty Not Bad will turn into a magical holiday experience thanks to the efforts of local designer Amanda Clark, who’s well known for her fun, unique decor installations at Denim on the Diamond and AltiTunes.

Once she spends the day transforming the venue from floor to ceiling in holiday-themed decorations, it will be ready to be enjoyed by the public from Friday, Nov. 24, until Boxing Day.

Over the month that Pretty Not Bad is a Winter Wonder Bar, patrons can also expect live music, Christmas carolers, visits from Santa Claus and other fun surprises.

The aesthetic won’t be the only change either, as Chef James Holmes has been enlisted to bring his unique and whimsical culinary concepts to Winter Wonder Bar this year.

“The food will feel like the fully decorated room,” said Holmes. “Christmas everywhere, but in this case it’s in your mouth.”

There will also be four brand new seasonally-inspired cocktails to try out from a drink menu curated by Jason Frederick, who is fresh off competing at the OK Spirits Mixoff.

Drop by Pretty Not Bad between Nov. 24 and Dec. 26 to experience and holiday magic or visit their website to make your reservation.

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